We know that Android fans all over the world were waiting for the next version of Android to be announced but since there has been a Coronavirus outbreak which has been unprecedented as well as the current situation in the US, the Google I/O was already cancelled and now the Android 11 showcase has also been postponed. However, there will be a Google I/O which will be virtual this year and we will see details about Android 11 at that time. For now, the company has released the first beta of Android 11 which is a starting point where we get to see the things coming later this year with official launch.
Since the Android 11 Beta 1 is available for Pixel devices, most of the users have gone on and installed it to their devices. From those who have installed this latest version of Android, we can see features coming to our phones later this year. Google has also released the list of features in Android 11 and we can say that they are quite underwhelming for a major Android release. For example, we will see bubbles replace the notifications just like we see in Facebook Messenger with their chat head implementation.
Bubbles will become standard for all the notifications be it messages, or any other app. There will be new privacy controls with the new version of Android and this is a step in making Android more secure than ever. With Android 11, you will also have more controls for your smart devices connected to the smartphone right from the phone itself. The main theme of Android 11 is People, Controls and Privacy and we will reserve our judgement until final Android 11 is released but right now, it is quite a minor update as it stands. But we hope that there are some more changes and even if they are not, it is still an update worth getting.